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DStv Access subscribers get hit telenovela The Wife

02 December 2022
The multi-award-winning drama series is coming to Mzansi Wethu.
The Wife Mzansi Wethu cover page

The festive season is starting on an exciting note for DStv Access subscribers when the popular and much-loved telenovela The Wife, heads to Mzansi Wethu in December.

The Wife follows the love story between a feisty young journalist, Hlomu, and the unpredictable taxi driver and taxi owner, Mqhele. As the story grows, it blossoms into a larger tale of love, loyalty, rivalry and revenge – and it has kept viewers gripped since its premiere.

“We recently brought The Wife to our DStv Compact subscribers when the show premiered on Mzansi Magic in September. Our move to premiere it on Mzansi Wethu is a chance for our DStv Access subscribers to get in on the action and to enjoy one of the most talked about shows in recent memory. We are excited for our viewers to fall in love with this phenomenal world and its characters,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

Having broken several records for both its season 1 and season 2 premieres, The Wife is inspired by the popular book series by Dudu Busani-Dube.

Its season 1 cast includes some of the country’s top established as well as emerging talent, such as Mbalenhle Mavimbela, Bonko Khoza, Zikhona Sodlaka, Adbul Khoza, Mondli Makhoba, Kwenzo Ngcobo, Kay Sibiya, Sipho Ndlovu, Siyabonga Shibe, Linda Majola and Thuli Phongolo.

The telenovela has won acclaim and awards for its cast: several of its actors were nominated for DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards, with Abdul Khoza (who plays Nqoba) walking away as Best Male Actor.

Tune in to Mzansi Wethu (DStv Channel 163) from 19 December at 21:30 for The Wife season 1’s premiere.